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    Centre extends validity of DL, RCs till March 31

    As per the fresh advisory, the ministry said such “documents may be treated to be valid till 31st March 2021”.

    Guwahati: The road transport and highway ministry on Sunday extends the validity of driving license ( DL ) and other vehicle-related documents such as RC, permit and fitness certificate till March 31, 2021.

    This will be applicable for documents whose validity have expired since February 2020 or would expire by March 31, 2021.

    As per the fresh advisory, the ministry said such “documents may be treated to be valid till 31st March 2021”.

    “This will help out citizens in availing transport-related services, while maintaining social distancing,” stated the advisory.

    The Centre has also asked all states and UTs to abide by the new advisory.

    Assam transport minister, Chandra Mohan Patowary, took Twitter to inform about the advisory. He wrote: “ Validity of all motor vehicles documents like DL , RC, FC, Permits, PUCC has been further extends till 31st March, 2021. All such documents whose validity has expired since 1st February, 2020 or would expire by 31st March, 2021, shall be considered valid till 31st March, 2021.”

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